Last week was productive, fun and incredibly busy. I had the opportunity to go to go to Mamma Mia (thanks to KCRW for the fee tickets!) and to Iris but around the fun things I also had a group work assignment to complete in addition to the normal school work and homework to complete. Additionally, on the work front, I represented UCI as one of a handful of staff members at the Southern UC ILL Conference. I loved being back at UCLA for the day, it still feels like home and UCI somehow temporary even though I’ve been at UCI since 2009.
As far as group work goes, I enjoy working with my classmates for the most part. There’s always a few stressful instances where you have to give up control to others and trust them to do their role but I had two great people in my group for our diversity and library management presentation. This semester’s group project was the efficient and productive to date. We set up a weekly chat session and stuck to the once a week commitment (we had a few rescheduling instances – but we still managed to meet at least once a week). We had deadlines which we updated constantly to keep pace with what we needed to get done and left ourselves some wiggle room to allow for delays. We also had time to make edits and give each other feedback on our different sections. We turned in our final website (it’s a very nice looking Google Site with several imbed YouTube Videos, including one we made using Screencast-o-matic) and discussion question a day earlier than the absolute deadline.
Coming into this week I’m chipping away at my final projects. I am working on a statistics project for management and a digital archive for digital libraries. I’m getting excited about going to CARL in San Diego on Thursday and Friday. The conference runs through Saturday, but I have a baby shower – I’m going to attend a morning session or two and then head back to Irvine. Ink and Vellum blogged about an Unconference during the CARL conference – I’ve never been to an unconference I hope to have more to blog for you this week as the conference goes on.